Alex Hay, developer of the super useful Toolbox Pro iOS app, has passed away after a battle with cancer. MacStories has a nice tribute to Alex that’s worth a read and touches on his impact on the Apple automation community.
Gowalla is back, wants all your contacts’ data
Gowalla is back from the dead and available on the App Store.
I downloaded the app but couldn’t make it through signup flow. They’ve made the baffling decision to require sharing your entire contacts’ data. There are zero scenarios where I’ll do that. (Pretty ironic “we respect your privacy” note on the same screen.)
My phone’s address book also has virtually no relationship to who I’d use an app like Gowalla with. Am I going to share stickers with my plumber, my grandma, and my kid’s second grade teacher?